Fear and Misery in the Third Reich
Bloomsbury Academic, 01.03.2012 - 144 Seiten
Also known as The Private Life of the Master Race, this is a sequence of twenty-four realistic sketches showing how "ordinary" life under the Nazis was subtly permeated by suspicion and anxiety. Written in exile in Denmark and first staged in 1938 it was inspired in part by his recent trip to Moscow where he had been researching tasks for the anti-Nazi effort.
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You know how they're always dinning it into them in the Hitler Youth. They
deliberately encourage the kids to repeat everything. It's so odd his going off so
quietly. the man: Rubbish. the wife: Didn't you see when he went? the man: He
Her thirteen-year-old daughter is doing homework. the daughter: Mum, am I
getting my two pfennigs? the mother: For the Hitler Youth? the daughter: Yes. the
mother: I haven't any money left. the daughter: But if I don't bring my two pfennigs
In the doorway stand three Hitler Youth members wearing gas-masks. the brother
: What sort of a bad joke is this? the three: Heil Hitler! the woman: What d'you
want? the three: Heil Hitler! the woman: Paul's not here. the three: Heil Hitler!
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